UPA govt 'messed up', was inconsistent in its policies: Sam Pitroda

UPA govt 'messed up', was inconsistent in its policies: Sam Pitroda
Technocrat-turned-government adviser Sam Pitroda admitted that the UPA government "messed up" by sending conflicting signals through its decisions such as the retrospective taxation for Vodafone, reported PTI.

"We did mess up during the past few years on policies. We do realise that we need to be consistent in our policies. The Vodafone decision was one such decision sending wrong signals to the global community," he said at a meeting organised by the local Congress unit.

Stating that there could be other cases too where the government might have gone wrong, Pitroda, credited with ushering in the telecom revolution in the 1980s, said this is an area that needs to be fixed.

Pitroda, however, asserted that with the right decisions, "we can bring back growth to the 8-10-per cent-mark", which is the potential growth rate of the Indian economy. The government needs to be more inclusive in its approach while chasing this target, he added.

The country needs changes in policies in the human resources, administration and finance, he said, but also pointed out that many times compulsions of the coalition politics come in the way of the right decisions.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 9:10 [IST]
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